Friday, 2 September 2011

Basket Building (Ohio, United States)

The world's largest basket building, it is actually an office building and it houses the headquarters of Longaberger Basket Company. Longaberger Company is an American manufacturer of hand crafted maple wood baskets and offers other home and lifestyle products. It is located in the south eastern Ohio, United States. The Longaberger Company was founded by Dave Longaberger, and after his death is owned by daughters Tami Longaberger and Rachel Longaberger.

The basket building sizes is 160 times larger than the Longaberger's Medium Market Basket. It's 192 ft. long by 126 ft. wide at the bottom, spreading to 208 ft. long by 142 ft. wide at the roof line. It is a magnificent sight especially at night. 

The  building was designed by strange but true. It cost $30 million and took two years to complete. It covers 25 acres, weighting 8,000 - 9,000 tons with a square footage of 180,000. The two basket handles were settled to the top of the building with copper and wooden rivets weighting about 150 tons. 

Front view of the basket building

Night view of the basket buiding


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